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 Posted 01/17/2012  9:33 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add drdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Spade shield, bust right - but this one is NOT gold, looks like brass. Is this a replica? Any information is appreciated.

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 Posted 01/17/2012  9:35 pm  Show Profile Check trout1105's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be a gaming token
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 Posted 01/17/2012  10:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, it's a gaming counter. Compare the reverse legend with a genuine example and you'll see the lettering is different. It's actually the encoded abbreviation of the manufacturer: "B. Bros" on the left and "B.I.R.M." (Birmingham) on the right. The "1790" date is fictitious; this style of gaming counter was made in the early to mid 1800s, as I understand it.
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 Posted 01/17/2012  11:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the history lesson Sap (:

I believe my grandparents live near Birmingham...
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 Posted 02/25/2012  5:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bradez72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes they used these to gamble.
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